Driving Urban Transitions to
a sustainable future

The DUT Partnership steps up the game to tackle urban challenges. Through research and innovation and capacity building, we enable local authorities and municipalities, service and infrastructure providers, and citizens to translate global strategies into local action.

We develop the skills and tools to make urban change happen and boost the urgently needed urban transformations towards a sustainable future with enhanced quality of life in cities.

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DUT Conference 2024

10-12 April, Brussels

Join us in Brussels for three days of boosting urban transitions. We welcome everyone active and interested in urban transitions and how to take use of research and innovation in local urban transformation.

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AGORA Dialogue at the DUT Conference 2024

11 April, 09:00-12:00 (CET), Brussels

AGORA Strategic Dialogue: Empowering Urban Futures: Bridging Policy, Innovation, and Local Action.

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DUT Call 2022 Projects Kick-off Event

11-12 April, Brussels

DUT invites all projects funded in the DUT Call 2022 and representatives from involved national funding agencies to a projects kick-off event.

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Envisioning a Sustainable Future: PEDs and Climate-Neutral Cities

25 April, 12:00-13:00 (CET), online

This Urban Lunch Talk will explore the intricate intersection of climate-neutrality, PEDs, and the broader vision of sustainable, liveable cities.

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15mC Mapping Results Webinar

30 April, 14:00-16:00 (CET)

Join the webinar to learn about the results from Mapping overview on 100 cities and their 400+ practices connected to the wider realm of 15-minute policies.

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PED 3.0 – Our Journey Towards Climate-Neutrality

14 May, 14:00-17:00 (CET), online

Join the Positive Energy Districts community of experts and key stakeholders in defining the path to Climate-Neutral Cities

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Innovative Housing Strategies for Social Integration

4 April, 12:00-13:00 (CET), online

In this upcoming Urban Lunch Talk we will discuss findings from projects funded in the JPI Urban Europe Urban Migration Call.

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Mission-Led Community Change Masterclass

20-22 March, Maribor, Slovenia

Training by Korimako and Thriving Commnities. During this training you will gain knowledge and confidence to help your community take a mission-led approach to change.

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Circular Urban Economies Innovation Portfolio Workshops

20 March, 15:00-17:00 (CET)

Save the dates for two upcoming workshops on the CUE innovation portfolio.

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DUT Scientific Consultation Workshop: Call 2024

21 February, 14:00-17:00 (CET), Karlsruhe, Germany

The workshop is organised as a part of the UERA Conference and General Assembly.

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From Challenges to Solutions: Exploring Gender Perspectives in Urban Planning, Migration, and Integration

14 February, 12:00-13:00 (CET), online

Welcome to a new episode of the Urban Lunch Talks series addressing the theme Urban transitions in times of crisis.

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AGORA Dialogue on DUT Call 2024 priorities

30 January - two sessions

Join the AGORA Dialogues to shape the priorities of the next joint call of the DUT Partnership.

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Urban Lunch Talk #23 - The Role of Activism in Urban Transitions

21 November, 12:00-13:00 (CET), online

Welcome to a new episode of the Urban Lunch Talks series addressing the theme Urban transitions in times of crisis. This episode will explore the role of activism in urban transitions.

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DUT Call 2023 - National/Regional Events

September - November 2023

Series of national and regional information events.

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DUT City Panel Meeting

6 November, 13:30 – 17:00 (CET), online

We invite participants from DUT City Panel to the next City Panel meeting. The meeting will cover discussions on integrated approaches towards climate-neutrality and thematic priorities for DUT Call 2024.

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AGORA Thematic Dialogue CUE

23 October, 9:00-18:00 (WEST), Lisbon

The focus of the CUE AGORA is the development of topics for DUT Call 2024. The event is back-to-back with the InC2 Circular Cities Conference taking place on 24 October, in Lisbon, Portugal.

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AGORA Thematic Dialogue PED

19 October, 14:00-17:00 (CET), online

The PED AGORA invites a diverse range of stakeholders active in the energy transition and urban transformation issues to join discussion and workshop. The outcome will feed into the DUT PED call priorities and the strategic development of the PED concept.

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ACUTE / UERA TWG Urban Accessibility and Connectivity: Research Seminar

11 October 2023, 9:00 – 18:00 (CET), Antwerp (Belgium)

A seminar on the issues of accessibility and connectivity, especially in the context of 15-minute-city urban model, for both goods and people.

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DUT Call 2023 - Info Day 2

10 October, 13:00-17:00 (CET)

The DUT Call 2023 info day 2 is an opportunity for project pitches and matchmaking to find project partners.

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Workshop at EU Regions Week

10 October, 11:30-12:30 (CET)

An interactive session on Boosting Local and Regional Cooperation for a Clean Energy Transition and Improved Energy Security.

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CapaCITIES Participatory Lab at #EURegionsWeek

10 October, 9:30 – 11:00 (CET), Brussels

This interactive session at #EURegionsWeek builds on the experience and ongoing activities implemented by the CapaCITIES partners in 15 EU countries to support the Mission Cities in their national contexts.

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AGORA Thematic Dialogue 15mC

2 October, 13:00-16:30 (CET), online

Building on previous work in DUT and at the AGORA in Bukarest, we will invite you to collaborate on the critical issues and open challenges of the 15-minute City concept and policies.

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DUT Workshop - Climate Neutral Districts

18 - 19 September 2023, Rotterdam

An energy system that is no longer dependent on fossil fuels requires close collaboration of us all – from states to municipalities. The European partnership Driving Urban Transitions (DUT) aims to support this collaboration by sharing knowledge and creating real impact in urban transitions. On 18 and 19 September 2023, you will get the chance to learn how to progress towards sustainable cities during the Climate Neutral Districts workshop in Rotterdam (Netherlands).

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DUT Call 2023 - Info Day 1

12 September, 10:00 - 12:00 (CET)

The info day 1 for the DUT Call 2023 is an opportunity to learn more about the call and to ask questions to the call secretariat about the application process and the next steps. The session will be followed by a first matchmaking session from 12:00 - 14:00.

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Designing Inclusive and Engaging Hybrid Workshop Formats

20 July, 14:00-17:00 (CET), Karlsruhe/Germany and online

This workshop is designed for stakeholders in the field of urban transformation with diverse background who are interested in creating effective and engaging workshops that combine both in-person and remote participation. With a particular emphasis on urban transformation, we will explore how hybrid workshops can be used to drive positive change in cities and communities.

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CapaCITIES Webinar: Multi-level Governance - a Prerequisite for Successful Cities Mission Implementation

20 June, 10:00-12:00 (CET)

Multi-level governance is seen as one of the key factors towards achieving the Cities Mission towards climate neutrality. Innovative approaches are needed to strengthen collaboration across governance levels and advance urban support structures. implementation. Questions will be addressed on how fruitful multi-level governance can look like and how to create an innovative ecosystem and engage with the Mission Cities.

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CapaCITIES Webinar: GHG Emissions Data Monitoring and Reporting for Climate Neutral Cities

12 June, 14:30-16:00 (CET)

The webinar will be dedicated to discussions about current barriers and challenges for cities with the GHG emissions data monitoring and reporting, as well as about the key opportunities and benefits of this exercise. We will look at monitoring and reporting from the national and local perspectives and reflect on how the GHG emissions data is being collected, used, and managed. We will discuss how a comprehensive and integrated GHG emissions data management across local, regional and national level can help cities as well as countries achieve climate neutrality faster.

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Funding Synergies – from Theory to Practice

8 June

On the 8th of June 2023 the Driving Urban Transitions Partnership and ERRIN organized and held in a hybrid modality the “Funding synergies – from theory to practice” workshop, the first DUT event dedicated to synergies with Structural Funds.

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DUT City Panel Vienna

1 - 2 June 2023

DUT invites its City Panel to Vienna, a collaborative event with the DUT Public Officers and Practitioners Community (PoPC). The event will connect and discuss various city projects, and guide through exciting city developments in Vienna.

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AGORA Thematic Dialogue

16 - 17 May 2023

We connect this AGORA event with the meeting of projects in the ERA-Net Urban Accessibility and Connectivity (ENUAC) and embed it in a framework programme offering attractive opportunities for engaging and networking.

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CapaCITIES Transition Lab Webinar

26 April 2023, 14:00-16:00

The Transition Lab webinar provides an opportunity to learn more about the Viable Cities' Transition Lab format and how it can be implemented in the CapaCITIES Countries' own contexts.

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For the project results and more information about our wider activities
you can find on the JPI Urban Europe website